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Your favorite Telecaster Style Guitar

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Telebrian, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

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    Uhh huh...I get what your're saying here and that's exactly where I was at until I ran across Switchback. Take a look and you'll see what I mean...

    http://www.switchbackguitarworks.com/
     
  2. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Glad you're happy. From what I can tell from the site, this is exactly what I was saying does not interest me. To each their own. There are many to choose from, including Fender.
     
  3. HotDan!

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    Awright...I get it and I'm with you. I thought along the same lines until I ran across the stuff that Mike Package is building. His Switchback stuff is not only stunning but a great value as well. Take a look and tell me what you think...

    http://www.switchbackguitarworks.com/
     
  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Are you a robot? You seem stuck in a loop :lol: Is your name Lenny?
     
  5. HotDan!

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    Yeah...Kinda funny I guess. Must be my server. Didn't see a response so thought it didn't get posted so I posted another one...:rolleyes:
     
  6. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Are you a robot? You seem stuck in a loop Is your name Lenny?






    :twisted:
     
  7. Nubs

    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    +1 to G&L. Here's my #1 go to guitar...

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  8. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

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    Okay...Funny...:lol:
     
  9. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

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    +1, the Reverend Buckshot is one serious guitar...the middle position alone, is tonal euphoria, with it's Joe Naylor designed, Telecaster bridge, (early '50's, but thicker twang) & his take on a classic, Gretsch Filtertron, only 5% hotter, in the neck!
     
  10. Chester Burnett

    Chester Burnett Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    I've got a G&L ASAT Classic custom that I'm quite fond of.

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  11. baiff

    baiff Tele-Holic

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    MJT for me!!! Just one of mine, a 51' Broadcaster clone.
     

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  12. CNILE

    CNILE Tele-Meister

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    Grilled Esquire.
    Homemade, with a 94 neck on a cheap pine body.
    Brass bridge, and an e-bay pickup.
    Kluson tuners, Russian caps, CTS pots, chikken head knobs.
    Neck cost me 200 bucks.
    The rest was dirt cheep.
    Made it myself.
    Relic job by my cat, Mauser.
    Best I've ever played.
     

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  13. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    MJT as well!!
     
  14. telerocker1988

    telerocker1988 Tele-Afflicted

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    Nash. I just love the way he does relics and they play and sound incredible.
     
  15. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

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  16. thunderbolt666

    thunderbolt666 TDPRI Member

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    G&L indeed makes some nice tele-style guitars. My favorite is the korina series from 3 or 4 years ago. In fact it inspired me to build one myself:

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  17. cyclopean

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    not fessing up and calling these "telecasters" just seems really overly precious to me.

    it's like saying that a dry stout isn't a dry stout if it wasn't brewed by guinness.

    but if you mash a similar mixture of pale malt to roasted barley, with maybe some crystal/carmel malt in there, use a nice clean yeast that's not super attenuative, and don't let the hops get away from you, you should have a nice, comparable beer. actually, you'll probably have something better.

    it's the same thing with guitars - make something with the right body, right scale length, similar electronics, and similar pickups, and you've got a telecaster. it may not be a fender telecaster, but the "telecaster" name has been in generic usage for however long i remember. every musician i've ever interacted with calls every guitar with that body shape a "telecaster".

    i also refer to all sparkling white wines as champagne.

    language shouldn't reflect trade protectionism. language is a living thing.
     
  18. newtwanger

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    Discussing them and describing them, well they're clearly telecasters (not Telecasters) but they cannot be described as such in promotional literature or sales documentation. I bet when you speak to the builders they're not gonna say "Well my T-style, Telecaster-inspired....." since that seems a bit special. Call the word police!

    I have a whack of esquires, none of which are Esquires. Are they "E-style"? I suppose but I'll still call them esquires, just like LP-style single pickup guitars are all juniors.

    And my favorites are the ones the players build for themselves because like their own babies, they're the best.
     
  19. cyclopean

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    I'm stuck on band aid brand ...
     
  20. Troubadour

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    This is mine, so much love for it

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